If you’re a busy mom, you’re probably wondering how you could possibly lose that baby weight, or even reach that weight goal you used to dream about before you got pregnant?
New moms especially find it difficult to maintain a regular schedule of working out and even eating healthy as they are overwhelmed with responsibilities and there just never seems to be enough time in the day.
What if there was a way that you could actually lose weight, and get healthy while keeping up with your busy lifestyle?
Check out these 5 tips and you will find that weight melting away and stay healthy.
Plan Out Your Meals
Fast food and other junk food is no way to maintain a healthy weight or good health. Instead, plan and prepare your meals for the week over the weekend or on the days, you are not working.
Cook a batch of meals that can be either saved in the fridge or freezer, so you have healthy meals readily accessible throughout the week.
All of a sudden, you’ll find that you have microwave meals that are actually healthy and ready to eat.
You can gain the many health benefits of raw vegetables by adding a quick salad or even preparing some quick steamed varieties to add to your meals.
Eating a bit of fruit as a healthy dessert is also easy and fast to prepare.
If you’ve planned your week out, but your child suddenly becomes sick, it can be easy to go off track because you had your initial plan. Instead, try to stick to your plans regardless of what’s going on. You can pick up from where you left off if you have to make a change for a day or two.
This is where many moms go wrong and they find that they forget the plan that they had and don’t return to it at a later point. Accept that fact that there will be times when you need to change your schedule and your plans; the more flexible you can be the better.
Make Use of High-Intensity Exercise
When you work out, you will benefit most from the kind of exercise that gets your heart pumping the most. If you’re worried that you won’t fit in long periods of exercise, that’s OK. Use HIIT, high intensity interval training, which allow you to get the most effective results in the shortest amount of time
In fact, 15 minutes of HIIT is more effective than 1 hour of slow steady cardio. HIIT will promote your health in many ways and help you to lose weight faster, even with a busy lifestyle.
Include Your Family
When you are working out, why not include those who are closest to you. Being a mom will mean that you need to spend a lot of time around your children, so include them in your workout regime.
You could go out for rides on your bicycles or go to the park where you could jog and play, while keeping an eye on your little ones. There are many areas that now offer stroller exercises classes, where moms come with their kids in strollers and perform various workouts.
It is also important to include your children in your exercise and health routine to teach them the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
You will find that including the whole family provides you with more time to work out, and the support you need to stay on track and stay away from bad habits.
Keep The End In Sight
Everyone has his or her own reasons for wanting to work out and exercise. Maybe you want to lose your baby weight, perhaps your doctors has advised you to lose some weight to improve your health, maybe you just want to look better for photographs or perhaps you simply want to stay or get healthy.
Make sure that you remind yourself daily about why you want to workout and why it is so important to you. Keeping a goal or target in place is a good way to help you to stick to your exercise plan.